Here are the five countries with the highest poverty rate.

There is no doubt that poverty is almost everywhere in the world, but some countries have the highest rate in terms of poverty.

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1) South Sudan – 82.30%


According to Worldpopulationreview, About 82% of the population in South Sudan is poor according to the most recent estimates, based on the $1.90 2011 purchasing power parity poverty line.

2) Equatorial Guinea – 76.80%


More than 70% of the population lives in poverty in Equatorial Guinea, and over 40% lives in extreme poverty. More than 50% of the population is under 18 years of age and child poverty is higher than adult poverty because of the larger number of children in poor house- holds.

3) Madagascar – 70.70%

According to the World Bank, about 70% of people in Madagascar are estimated to be living on less than $1.90 per day. This number has decreased since the last official statistic in 2012 (when 77.6% were living in poverty in Madagascar). Still, this remains one of the highest poverty rates in the world.

4) Guinea-Bissau – 69.30%


Guinea-Bissau has been plagued by political instability since it became independent in 1974, resulting in a lack of development and high levels of poverty. Nearly 70 percent live below the poverty line, with high infant and maternal mortality rates and a countrywide chronic malnutrition rate of over 25 percent.

5) Eritrea – 69.00%


Eritrea is a small northeastern country in Africa, surrounded by the larger Somalia, Ethiopia and Sudan. It is home to nearly 5.4 million individuals, of which, about 65-69 percent live in poverty.



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